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CNBC
Oct 3, 2012 7:00pm EDT
in this debate. we forget sometimes because we talk about how mitt romney is down in the race but he's still got a chance. only down 3 points nationally in the journal/nbc poll. in key swing points he's pulling even in florida, down 1, closer in virginia, down 2, he's still down by 8 percentage points in our poll in the state of ohio, which is a problem for this reason. look at the map of swing states. if you look at the ones where mitt romney is running within 4 points of president obama, places like florida, virginia, iowa, missouri where he's ahead, north carolina where he's even or ahead, you add all those to the solid states for mitt montana and the leaning states for mitt romney, he's still only at 263 electorate votes. he needs to bring ohio or other swe swing state, nevada, new hampshire. he's got an unparallel opportunity tonight to come on stage with the president of the united states and make his case, larry. >> john, the wall street journal poll and others have shown that romney has closed the gap a little pit with president obama at least nationwide and some of the sw
MSNBC
Sep 27, 2012 3:00pm PDT
you're look at. mitt romney was just talking the jargon of someone who does private equity and it's just not -- at the same time, though, in the last year he's told us that he can create jobs and knows the economy better because of his bain cap pal experience. >> but michelle, let me ask you, harvest companies -- buy companies and harvest them, where can you even find the most generous stretch you can, find job creation? >> it is unfortunate imagery and it's a rarafied field and this is the downside to the way romney has made his entire campaign, kind of a referendum on obama' private sector experience, he talks up a good game, you know, kind of inflating what any president would be able to do on the job creation front. so, you know, you run across something like this and of course people are going to jump on it because romney himself has made job creation and his ability to do that central to his entire candidacy. >> but, david, let's be fair. he does care. he, romney, has some compassion in an interview with nbc, he showed how he cared by promoting romney care. look at this. >> don't f
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 8:00pm EDT
airing them any way and stands by them today. good debate talk tomorrow night. mitt romney says he's going to repeal obama care and replace it with something to keep people from being uninsured. but an analysis from the commonwealth fund shows mitt romney would leave 72 million more people uninsured, 12 million higher than before obama care. rece recently mitt romney said his campaign never ran any intentionally false advertising. we have been ab chutely spot-on, he said. any time there's anything that's been a miss we correct it or remove it. i kind of talk like romney, don't i? this is coming from a guy whose first campaign ad against barack obama presented a quote about john mccain and pretended that president obama was saying it about himself. they defended the ad as honest. romney is running on his business create. he says he created 100,000 jobs as the ce ork as bain. he claimed he had no involvement with managing bain after 1999. but wait a minute. sec filings show him as the ceo and sole stake holder in the company for three additional years. now during those years, what happ
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 4:00am EDT
mitt romney have been saying within the past year. specifically when they are talking to conservative audiences. so two weeks ago, david corn and ryan grim at "the huffington post" posted video of romney talking to wealthy donors in florida. deriding the 47% of the country that he said did not pay federal income taxes and who were dependent on the government and victims and who he would never be able to reach because he would not be able to purr suede them to take responsibility for their lives. >> i'll never convince 47% of the country to take personal responsibility and care for their lives. those comments he describes his disdain for half the country, those comments have had a measurable impact on the campaign. in the new poll just released in the last couple hours, people say those remarks from mr. romney made them feel more negative than positive toward mr. romney by a 22-point margin. those results match other polling that shows those comments alienated undecided voters. regardless of what you think of the substance of that it statement from mr. romney, it did turn
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 1:00am PDT
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NBC
Sep 28, 2012 4:00am EDT
with a strong and thrivin middle class. >> reporter: while mitt romney talked with veterans about looming cuts to the military in the northern part of the state. >> 136,000 jobs will be lost in virginia as a result of this move. >> reporter: the candidates will spend time this weekend preparing for next week's debate, ahead of the face-off in denver, both campaigns seem to be trying to lower expectations. >> we are looking forward to the debates, as you know. there have been difficulties and you have to give the president credit for the campaign they're running. >> reporter: romney's staff issued a talking points memo telling surrogates to point out how well president obama has done in past debates. >> as president i'm going to have to make some tough decisions. >> reporter: the obama campaign issued a statement pointing out that the president hasn't debated since 2008. >> 10,000 bucks. >> reporter: while governor romney got practice in during primaries. obama campaign spokesman says the worst case scenario is if the president falls off the stage. and a boost for the obama campaig
CBS
Sep 28, 2012 4:00am PDT
. >> reporter: romney's staff issued a talking points memo telling surrogates to point out how well president obama has done in past debates. >> as president i'm going to have to make some tough decisions. >> reporter: the obama campaign issued a statement pointing out that the president hasn't debated since 2008. >> 10,000 bucks. >> reporter: while governor romney got practice in during the primaries. obama campaign spokesman says the worst case scenario is if the president falls off the stage. and a boost for the obama campaign. billionaire george soros is giving $1 million to an obama supporting super pac priorities usa. >> susan mcginnis in washington. have a good weekend. thank you so much. we'll take a quick break. >>> when we come back on the "morning news," new york city announces plans for its latest tourist attraction, the world's tallest ferris wheel. this is the "morning news." action, the world's tallest ferris wheel. this is the "morning news." i decided enough is enough. ♪ [ spa lady ] i started enbrel. it's clinically proven to provide clearer skin. [ rv guy ] enbr
MSNBC
Sep 25, 2012 5:00am EDT
deeply regret decisions i made." >>> mitt romney talked about his wife's plane making an emergency loondzing over the weekend saying h didn't kno why ailane wws't open to let fresh air in. he was mocked about the scientific reasons for it. cabin pressurization, extreme cold and oxygen feeding the fire. that's your morning dish of scrambled politics. >>> ltight on "as word" howard dean talked about mitt romney's recent remarks on alth care and how americans can get free care in emergency rooms. a medical doctor, he told lauren owe doesn't his view is the candidate is complety >> owe put in universal health insurance in massachusetts and used the same plan president obama used and doesn't appear 0 know what he's talking about. anybody who puts in a plan like this should know you can't go to the emergency room or get either odcoui preventive care or inexpensive care. i just don't know what to think of this. this is so far -- he doesn't appear to know what he's talking about, the governor who previeded over the farest reaching universal hlthare plan in the united states. ion kwha s. i'
CNN
Oct 2, 2012 12:00am PDT
. let me start with you, ross. romney's got it all to play for, good and bad, depending on who you talk to. this is make or break time in a good or bad way. chris christie believes and i will quote here, i've seen mitt romney do this before. he's going to come in, he's going to lay out his vision for america, contrast his view with the president's record and it's going to be the president's views for the future. this whole race is going to be turned upside down come thursday morning. boom. job done. >> that's why people love chris christie. because he tells something at least vaguely approaching the truth which is that whether or not romney actually succeeds in pulling something like that off, that's close to what he needs right now. if you listen to what paul ryan says in public and interviews and what romney surrogates say, they'll downplay expectations and say obama's a great orator and so on but if you talk to romney people in private, and they have been quoted in background pieces in the last few days, they'll say look, we're losing, this is a good chance to change the dynamic so h
CNN
Oct 2, 2012 3:00am EDT
a great orator and so on but if you talk to romney people in private, and they have been quoted in background pieces in the last few days, they'll say look, we're losing, this is a good chance to change the dynamic so he needs to step up. >> charles blow, how does he step up? because there is this conundrum. he's not very likeable to the electorate from all the polls, even today, obama is way ahead on likability. he doesn't have that ready reagan kind of charm. but he's got to exude some of that, i think, at the same time he's got to beat up barack obama verbally so that everyone goes away thinking romney won. how does he do both? >> well, i don't know how he does both. i don't believe he's capable of doing both. i do think you're right to put it in two parts which is one, he has to dig himself out of the hole that he has put himself in. with the gaffes and the kind of robotic nature and all that. the second thing he has to do is to stand next to a sitting president of the united states and say i am an attractive alternative to this. what you have to look at this is like this is th
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 3:00am EDT
island where mitt romney money les. 'll have a theai of lands for a little trip to talk it over. share your thoughts with us on facebook and on twitter using #edshow. we're right back. >>> welcome back to "the ed show." another video has surfed showg thalt ey "mother jones" has done it again. this time getting a video from bain and company by a former employee. sometimes they'll get you every time, won't they? the video celebrates the company's 25th anniversary. and includes footage from 1985 of romney talking about bain fedtal, tpiff cpora at the time, bain capital was relatively new and romney explains the company mission. >> bain capital is an investment partnership which was formed to invest in startup companies and ongoing companies. then to take an active hand in managing them and hopefully five to eight years later to harvest them at a significant profit. the fund was formed on september 30th of last year. it's been about ten months then. it was formed with million in investesh ior to "mother jones" obtaining it but the key phrase in the videotape is this. harvest them at a sign
MSNBC
Sep 25, 2012 7:00pm PDT
people. we got governor romney talking about he don't need those people and the last time i checked we were we the people. and that's who the president is fighting for. we the people in eye yoe, we the people in wisconsin, we the people all across this country. governor romney has revealed exactly who he is and we've got to believe that he doesn't care about the 47% in this nation. >> watching the romney-ryan romance come apart in such an ugly way, the stench. i mean, here's another quote from politico. after paul ryan showed a powerpoint presentation to a crowd in orlando on saturday. the romney campaign was furious but ryan reportedly said let the ryan be ryan and let the stench be the stench. >> he didn't really say that, did he? >> the politico, they have people in the field. >> first of all, i will have you know there's nothing that fires up a crowd like a good powerpoint presentation. so kudos to paul ryan. it's kind of funny that mitt romney wouldn't embrace the powerpoint more. since in massachusetts he was the powerpoint guy and brought out the white board to do the medicare s
FOX News
Oct 3, 2012 12:00pm PDT
battleground states and running ads against mitt romney all summer. i talked to the romney campaign yesterday. they pointed out that mitt romney has not been running a sustained ad campaign in those states until the last two weeks. they are starting to see a turn around in the polls and tightening there now. they want this debate to go well so they can continue the tightening. >>shepard: this video from 2007, usually things like that, they must think they will get some traction off the thing. >>guest: the interesting thing about that, the romney campaign is not talking about it. we hear a little bit about it super republican groups and super pac's but the romney campaign is not focused on the video. the media has written it off as before the president was president. they want to focus on his tenure in his first term. >>shepard: i wonder if there is an insight into what the governor can do specifically, specifics he can give that will explain to people, this is how i will fix it. most observers is said, these guys lack specifics. the people are yearning for specifics. >>guest: they a
MSNBC
Sep 27, 2012 2:30am PDT
. romney talking straight to camera about the middle class will now replace all ads running in nine swing states. just hours after that ad was released, the democratic national committee countered with its own version. >> too many americans are struggling to find work in today's economy. >> i like being able to fire people. >> too many of those working are living paycheck to paycheck. >> i'll tell you what, $10,000? >> president obama and i both care about poor and middle class families. >> i'm not concerned about the very poor. >> the difference is my policies will make things better for them. >> my job is not to worry about those 47%. they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. >> i'm mitt romney and a prove this message. >> that again an ad from the d in. c mocking mr. romney's own ad w the president speaking to a crowded kent state university, the democrats strategy is clear, keep that number 47 at the top of the conversation. >> i don't believe we are going to get very far. if we have leaders who write off half the nation as a bunch of victims. who don't
ABC
Oct 1, 2012 5:30pm EDT
intensely. mitt romney last a public event in denver, colorado. then he will go dark until wednesday in colorado. >> reporter: the campaigns have been focused on lowering their debate. mitt romney is talking up the president's victorious record from 2008. president obama's campaign said the president is out of practice compared to romney, referring to the gop primary debates. the one guy who didn't get the memo, new jersey governor chris christie. he hit the sunday morning talk shows, playing up the expectations for mitt romney. >> here's the great news for republicans. we have lap candidate who will do extraordinarily well. he will come am wednesday night, lay out his vision for america, contrast his view and the president's record and this whole race will be turned upside down come thursday morning. >> reporter: this unfiltered confidence may not make much of a splash. a newark ton post poll shows 55% of likely voters think the president will win this debate. only 31% say it will be romney. new this is a poll president obama likely does not want to win because he essentially says m
Current
Oct 1, 2012 9:00pm PDT
talking point's memo from the campaign to romney's surrogates and allies it was leaked today. i know from experience that a memo coming like this just two days before a debate it is intended to prepare the surrogates and allies to parrot really the candidate to repeat and reinforce his position on every issue. so you are ready to hear it and it makes his ability to defend at the debate that much so that's what this memo is all about. wednesday's debate is going to focus on three of the most contentious issues of the campaign. the focus will be on the role of government, the economy and health care. mitt romney has a history of shall we sa waffling a little bit on these important issues we even have a collection of mitt's flip flops here inside the war room but this suggests where his position is actually going to be on wednesday night. first off, the role of government as a subject, and that really gets fundamentally to the issue of taxes, at least for mitt romney. the romney memo says that mitt romney will not raise taxes on anyone and that he will deliver tax cuts for the middle cl
NBC
Sep 27, 2012 7:00pm EDT
end of this year. >> members of the american legion, thank you. >> reporter: governor mitt romney talked up his support of defense spend. he said cutting defense spending -- spending. he said cutting defense spending now should be unthinkable. >> the world is not a safe place. it remains dangerous. >> reporter: governor romney explains to have a strong military, a strong economy is needed. >> our economy needs to be reinvigorated and the president has laid out his plan. it's a continuation of the old plan. we can't afford four more years of the last four years, all right? >> reporter: governor romney not only says he would stop shrinking the military but would add to the active duty force and one of the biggest cheers came when he quoted ronald reagan. >> peace comes through strength. i want to have a military that's so strong no one wants to test it. [ applause ] >> the people that are out there fighting these wars, we owe them support forever and i think governor romney is totally supportive of that. >> reporter: but that's not the opinion of veteran jim dillard who represented
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 9:00am EDT
expect tapgss. romney campaign co-share will be here to preview the debate. we'll also talk to debar wasser man shultz about what's at stake for the president. >>> is it the spirit of america? a feisty debate for elizabeth warren and scott brown. both struggled on basic answers on washington. scalia and lugar. good morning from littleton, colorado, just outside of denver in the all-important denver suburbs. the swingiest part of the state. it's tuesday, october 2nd, 2012. i'm chloyce talbott. mitt romney landed in colorado last night and scored the endorsement of the big guy. the legendary quarterback and now executive vice president of football operations john elway. it was the only scheduled talk. it was a stealth bomber in the background there. romney tried to tamp down expectations in the back. >> people want to know who is going to win? who is going to score the punches and who is going to make the biggest difference in the arguments they make? in my view, it's not so much winning or losing or even the people themselves. it's about something bigger than that. these debates are a
FOX
Sep 27, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. >>> after the speech in springfield today, governor romney talked about what he would do to cut to avoid slashing defense spending. julie carrie asked him about polls that show him trailing the president. julie? >> mitt romney made his case today for becoming the next commander in chief. and in our interview he made it clear he's ready to cut other areas of government spending to prevent deep defense cuts from taking place. >> appreciate you being out here today. thank you. >> reporter: outside the springfield legion post and earlier inside, these veterans and their families got close-up time with mitt romney, winning the support of the military community could give the republican nominee's campaign a boost. but even some romney supporters have urged him to provide more specifics about how he'll cut trillions and keep defense spending intact. he starts by scaling back health care reform. >> i'll instead return to a setting where individuals are able to make their own choices in health care rather than having the federal government tell them what kind of insurance they have to have.
NBC
Sep 26, 2012 6:30pm EDT
morning, and nearly that in another recent poll. after that video of romney talking badly about the 47% who pay no income tax. today, from romney, more compassion in a new minute-long tv ad. >> president obama and i both care about poor and middle class families. the difference is, my policies will make things better for them. >> reporter: romney's problem is historic, nobody has won the white house without winning ohio, romney sounded optimistic today in an interview with nbc news. >> can you win ohio? >> i'm going to win ohio, in part because i have for support of people in ohio. >> reporter: but the problem, obama is here, too, today, his 29th visit since taking office, and not letting anybody forget that other number, 47%. >> i don't believe we get very far with leaders who write off half the nation as victims who never take responsibility for their lives. >> reporter: the president stopped at campuses, ralliy young supporters. such a crucial day, both men took the stage at almost the same time this afternoon, and almost crossed paths as president obama headed to kent state, and ro
FOX News
Sep 29, 2012 2:00pm EDT
duplicative. those are the things we need to get america moving again. that is what romney talks about. when sigh him do that, i feel pretty good about because i think he is on the right path. you may not hear it through the mega phone of national media and he should do it more. >> paul: i paid attention to your race in 2010. you ran against a candidate ted strickland very much like the president is, tried to associate with you wall street and big banks. you beat him. how can mitt romney beat a campaign like that in ohio? >> he's got to be here paul. he was in high hometown not long ago. he had an overflow crowd that was amazing. i've been around a lot of national campaigns. when you are out with him. you see the enthusiasm. look the most important thing for candidate running for president is to get people to understand that he understands their problems or she understands their problems and knows how to fix them. jim roads the fourth term governor of ohio, all that matters in ohio is the size of this wallet. sf it's getting fatter, they will do well. if it is small are, they will not do wel
Comedy Central
Oct 2, 2012 1:00am PDT
i mean, mitt romney, talk about brilliant two, harvard degrees, the guy has never even lost an argument, he is no slouch, i mean, he is the president. >> smoke and mirrors, jon, right now they are drilling him on basic grammar skills. hoping to get some agreement during this debate. >> romney's people are just hoping he remains up right. >> he is a buying napper, jon, buying napper. >> mitt romney, 90 minutes awake and up right means buying win for the camp. >> jon: well, i certainly imagine romney will accomplish that. >> barack obama can only count to 27. >> jon: all right. all right. >> mitt romney has never gone more than 17 minutes without blurting out the n word. >> jon: really? >> the n word! >> barack obama gets through this debate without pulling out his dong and swinging it around while yelling check out marine one! it will be a victory! >> if only mitt romney knew how to use a zipper he could zipper the name of one of his sons. >> jon: all right, guys, slow down. if mitt romney doesn't pass out. >> not likely but ifed happens, buying victory. >> jon: and if barack ob
CNN
Sep 30, 2012 11:00am EDT
candidates waste their time talking the fluffy stuff. everybody uses the sound bites and the clips. romney talking about snooki. asking what you wear to bed, imagining -- i won't even go there. everybody feasts on that stuff and they derive it both days. i don't think there's a problem going on the programs. that's where they live. they don't all watch cable news all the time. >>> when we come back, remember when the media census was paul ryan was he because a smart pick. now smart money says he was a terrible pick or he's being muzzled. is that fair? years of our governmentover5 employees insurance company, or geico...as most of you know it. ...i propose savings for everyone! i'm talking hundreds here... and furthermore.. newcaster: breaking news. the gecko is demanding free pudding. and political parties that are actual parties! with cake! and presents! ah, that was good. too bad nobody could hear me. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. one is for a clean, wedomestic energy future that puts us in control. our abundant natural gas is already sav
FOX
Sep 27, 2012 12:00pm PDT
and we believe in a country where hard work pays off. >>> romney talked about national security in springfield, virginia. he said the world is a dangerous place and president obama is not doing enough to protect the american people. >> i'm concerned about the direction america is headed. the white house proposed a sequestration, kind of a gun to your head opportunity which is if congress couldn't get the job done and president couldn't lead them, they would make devastating cuts to the military. >> the two face off next monday in the first presidential debate. >>> another candidate will be campaigning in the bay area tonight. roseanne barr. she will be talking about the political future of medical marijuana during a town hall meeting at oaksterdam university in oakland. federal agents raided oaksterdam in april. it's one of many dispensaries targeted in a crackdown launched by the obama administration. also in attendance, cindy sheehan, barra's opponent. >>> a chain-link fence now surrounds this former occupy movement site. >>> it's -- it's getting warmer in the bay area. >>> and a
MSNBC
Sep 30, 2012 2:00pm EDT
was not talking in detail about what a romney presidency would mean. how does he go large at this point? >> i think he has to lay out his plan and his vision. i like charles and the other folks who are, who are laying out critical columns right now. the fact of the matter is that in the end, this is going to be about governor romney over the next four or five weeks. laying that vision out for folks. and you fknow, folks like us obsess about stuff like this the general public in new jersey and elsewhere are just beginning to tune into this race. they'll start tuning in on wednesday night. when they do, governor romney will lay out his vision for a better and greater america, for greater opportunity for all of our citizens. i think that's when you're going to see this race start to tighten and then move in governor romney's direction. >> up until now, governor, he has failed to enumerate any of the deductions he would eliminate in order to make the math work on his deficit plan. and his tax plan. are we going to get those details in the course of the debate? >> well, you know, david
FOX News
Sep 27, 2012 4:00pm PDT
governor romney talking about the 47%. president obama was in virginia beach around the same time governor romney was speaking to the american legion. what did the governor have to say? >> he was driving his military message at a post here in springfield talking to veterans about the potential effect of those massive defense cuts in the looming sequestration, saying in the state of virginia it could be responsible for the loss of 136,000 jobs and when it came to military readiness and national security, along with the medical needs of the thousands of returning veterans from iraq and afghanistan, it could be a disaster. >> this is a crisis. in this kind of circumstance, given the threats around the world. given the need for employment here, given the need of our veterans, how in the world as commander in chief you could stand by as we shrink our military commitment is something i don't understand and i will reverse it. >> reporter:at the same time. governor picked up the endorsement of 42 medal of honor recipients. >> shep: we're seeing another old video of governor romney? >> from 1985 as
CNN
Oct 3, 2012 2:00am EDT
policies for the past four years and how mitt romney can talk straight to the american people about how he has a plan to create jobs, specific things, like in my home state of virginia, he's going to allow us to have exploration off shore with energy so we can have good high-paying jobs. that's something supported by democrat senators like mark warner and jim webb in my home state of virginia and something this president has stopped. we're also going to get rid of those job-killing regulations that killed 1,200 jobs in the coal fields of virginia and west virginia and elsewhere. and we're also going to cut taxes on small businesses. cut taxes across the board of a -- across the board tax cut instead of the promise that barack obama is going to increase taxes across the board of the biggest tax increase in history on january 1st. and mitt romney understands that you have to have small business to grow these jobs. and that's the way we're going to invest in small businesses. take the job-killing obamacare regulations that will crush small businesses, but then give -- replace it with good
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 6:30pm EDT
and governor romney talking. the president congratulated romney when he clinched the republican nomination and this moment in 2007, a labor day parade in 2007. >> good luck to you today. >> reporr: but tonight, they will shake hands in front of millions watching, before debating each other for the first time. in a format that is more free wheeling, no strict time limits for answers. creating an environment in which the two will be able to challenge one another. every detail here set for tonight, both campaigns flipping a coin. the president will be introduced first, he'll get the first question. the romney campaign winning the toss on closing arguments. governor romney will get the final word tonight. even a coin toss over the wives. mrs. romney will be introduced first. both wives playing the role of debate partner. mrs. romney telling cnn it's been her most important role during the campaign. >> it's a cute thing that he does, almost after every answer. he finds me in the audience. the first thing he does on stage, he takes off his watch, he puts it on the podium. but then he
NBC
Sep 28, 2012 4:30am EDT
strong and thriving middle class. >> reporter: while mitt romney talked with veterans about looming cuts to the military in the northern part of the state. >> 136,000 jobs will be lost in virginia as a result of this move. >> reporter: the candidates will spend time this weekend preparing for next week's debate ahead of the faceoff in denver, both campaigns seemed to be trying to lower expectations. >> we are looking forward to the debates as you know and there have been difficulties and you have to give the president some credit for the campaign they're running. >> reporter: romney's staff issued a talking points memo telling surrogates to point out how well president obama has done in past debates. >> as president, i'm going to have to make some tough decisions. >> reporter: the obama campaign issue add statement pointing out the president hasn't debated since 2008. >> 10,000 bucks? >> reporter: while governor romney got some practice in during the primaries. obama campaign spokesman says the worst-case scenario is if the president falls off the stage. susan mcginnis, cbs news, wa
CNN
Oct 2, 2012 4:00am PDT
mitt romney talking about the plan he has to take this country forward. so i think it's an opportunity for both candidates to talk about where they want this country to head, the vision they have. i think unfortunately, you're going to have president obama make a lot of excuses as to why, when he was on that stage four years ago, not much of what he ever said was going to happen occurred. >> you know, on the subject of winning and losing, chris christie, big supporter of mitt romney, has come out and said he expects a big win for governor romney in this debate. we talked to brad woodhouse yesterday from the democratic side. this is what he said about christie's comments. >> i think he set the bar high for mitt romney, and the bar should be high for mitt romney. i mean, he's gone through this campaign. we're five weeks out, soledad, and he's not said how he'd pay for his tax plan. we're five weeks out, he hasn't said how he'll shore up medicare or social security. to protect benefits instead of cutting them. the bar is really high for him. i think chris christie set it even a little hig
CNN
Sep 27, 2012 9:00am PDT
talking a little bit about the message we heard from mitt romney. clearly it's important for him to reach the working class. that came in some of the comments he made regarding trade with china. what does he need to do? what does his team think they need to do to make sure he holds on to virginia? >> reporter: suzanne, as you know, all politics is local. virginia is a big military state. no surprise mitt romney would come to this crowd of veterans here to talk about defense issues. he talked a whole lot about president obama and the deal that was made with congress for sequestration cuts that would impact the defense department greatly. mitt romney said, if he were elected president, he would reverse those cuts. at a certain point during this speech, he talked about how he would actually add personnel to the united states military, not cut personnel. of course, that's going to raise the question where did that money come from? the romney campaign says all that is paid for. but you also heard mitt romney talk about the gd pfrnlts report that came out today that showed in the second q
MSNBC
Oct 1, 2012 4:00am EDT
year, before he was the official nominee, you criticized mitt romney. you talked about his shortcomings, a failure to connect with people as a candidate. that criticism has not gone away. and then you had his secretly recorded speech at a fundraiser where he talked about the 47% believing that they were victims much. the obama campaign made an ad that puts some pictures to those words. i want to play a portion of it and get you to respond. >> there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it. and they will vote for this president no matter what. and so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince those people that they should take responsibility for their own lives. >> how will anybody buy that he cares about 100% of the country after those remarks? >> first of all, david, where i am, i couldn't see the images in the ad. i co
CNN
Oct 3, 2012 4:00am PDT
better direction. for romney it will be talking about the president's failed promises and perhaps a preview of that we saw yesterday with the help of vice president biden while he was out on the campaign trail. he was describing how middle class americans will be hurt under mitt romney. and then he sort of put -- framed their plight over the last four years this way. >> this is deadly earnest. how they can justify, how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class has been buried the last four years. how in lord's name can they justify raising taxes with these tax cuts? >> vice president biden just today said that the middle class over the last four years has been, quote, buried. we agree. that means we need to stop digging by electing mitt romney the next president of the united states. of course the middle class has been buried. they're being buried by regulations. they're being buried by taxes. they're being buried by borrowing. they're being buried by the obama administration's economic failures. >> reporter: romney campaign put together a conference call to draw attention,
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Oct 1, 2012 3:00am PDT
dealing with our debt, this is a nominee in mitt romney who talks about an extra tax cuts, going beyond the extension of the bush tax cuts. he talks about raising defense spending. he rejects a 10 to one ratio of spending cuts to tax increases. simpson-bowles. you mentioned them. they say the math doesn't add up in the romney plan and he won't tell us how he thinks it does. >> well, listen. the country is hungry for bipartisan compromise, david. i agree with you,t( especially after the last four year was intense partisanship from this white house. and mitt romney is the only candidate in this race who has a record of showing he knows as an executive how to forge bipartisan compromise. as the governor of massachusetts, over 85% of his legislature democrats, he made things happen. and he will make things happen as president of the united states. and will forge the right type of compromise to get this done. and that's the way it's going to work. >> do you think that this governor romney should be in a situation where he's actually prepared to deal with revenue, to raise revenue, go against
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 2:00am EDT
out of governor romney talking, i wasn't sure if itould have a long shelf life, but it has a lot of resonance with voters, certainly has a lot of resonance with the chatteri class, and that ad is su, bu d -eyar think it's going to draw on the feelings that a lot of voters have and an awareness that a lot of voters have and particularly on a day when governor romney is trying to drive the message about veterans and support for the military. to feature some people from the militaryth spo thiis g e ineye taid n and i'll say i don't think governor romney has dealt with it effectively. you can't go out and assert that you care abouteople. you've got to do something i think that shows people in an emotional and concrete and sonant waynd he's not solved that yet amongst the problems he l tove >> yeah. your thoughts, john? what i like about it is it shows poverty and working poor, the working poor phenomenon in this country where you work very hard but don't make enough to live above the poverty level, is not annner city situation alone. it creates a larger notion of much more versand me e
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Sep 26, 2012 1:00pm PDT
. >> yes. >> and i think mitt romney spoke from his heart when he talked about 47% of the american people basically being parasites. >> you are the psychologist, so only you can make a comment about that. but i'm so glad you mentioned paul ryan because he was on the trail today. and he was dispatched to colorado. where he took a question from a woman, who makes $350 every two weeks and cannot get off welfare. here's the conclusion to his rather lengthy insubstantial answer. >> a hand up a hand out. teach a man to fish, he can feed himself for a life. don't simply feed fish. >> don't feed the fish? feed the 5,000? what is this man talking about? >> well a trite almost insultingnessinsult ing answer to a serious question. there are struggling americans looking for real answers. all they're hearing from romney/ryan is tax cuts for the wealthy. let this trickle down system that's failed us in the past let's go back to that try it at least one more time. let's enrich our wealthy friends. and it's not selling in ohio, martin. and i don't believe it's going to sell across the country. bec
FOX News
Oct 3, 2012 3:00pm PDT
will talk about the choices. governor romney up against the president of the united states. incumbent and represents the powerful office in the world. he has substantial experience. he has an advantage but people will see with romney is a proven business leader, executive who has real economy experience. who led in different enterprises. he led a state that faced similar circumstances that the nation finds himself in today. >> bret: you heard criticism from the conservatives you haven't taken the fight to all the charges that the obama campaign leveled, including that middle class families will see taxes increase by $2,000. there have been commercials in battleground states across the country that really went unanswered for months on end. >> politics is like sports. people follow it closely. they feel passionate about it. everybody has an opinion. with respect to the governor plans for tax reform, he has a plan , pro-growth plan to cut taxes for the middle class because he will allow them to save and invest tax-free. unlike president obama, he has no plans to raise taxes. president ob
FOX News
Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm EDT
ahead, i'm heading to the spin room. we will talk to robert gibbs on round one and romney top advisor joins to us discuss the governor strategy for tonight's debate. >> bret: welcome back to denver. we're going to talk about the debate with the obama campaign, senior advisor, robert gibbs. to get some perspective from that campaign. robert, thank you for being here. >> thank you for having me. >> bret: what does the president have to do tonight? the president needs to and what he wants to do is have a conversation directly with the american people. talk about the economy, where we have been, most importantly what we have to do to continue strengthening it for the middle class families and moving forward, creating more jobs, putting people back to work. if we do that, he will have a good night. >> bret: vice president biden yesterday hat what many people are saying was a big gaffe. saying that the middle class families were buried over the past four years. your response to that, romney campaign jumped op it right away. i think the middle class families have been buried for many, many y
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Oct 2, 2012 12:00pm PDT
girl scared. i mean, mitt romney, talk about brilliant. two harvard degrees. the guy has never even lost an argument. >> he's no slouch. i mean, he's the president. >> smoke and mirrors. right now they're drilling him on basic grammar skills. >> romney's people just hope he remains upright. he's a big napper, john. big napper. mitt romney, 90 minutes awake and upright means big win for the camp. >> so jonathan, pugh had an interesting poll showing that president obama is expected to win the debate by a51% and mitt romney by 29%. it seems like president obama is more highly anticipated as the winner of the debate. do these sort of expectations setting games actually work for voters? >> i don't think they matter too much for the voters. it's a lot of fun for us to talk about. you know, as the comedy that you were just playing before suggested, if either one of these guys gets a complete sentence out, it should be a surprise to all of us. look, i think that it -- it matters a little bit on the margins, working the reporters who then report to the public. by and large i think the public
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Sep 26, 2012 4:30am PDT
post." mitt romney's there too, talking jobs and taxes. >> is there anybody who thinks that raising taxes will help grow the economy? no, his plan is to continue what he has done before. the status quo has not worked. >> romney attacking someone on taxes? i mean, whoa. that's like me talking about being passionate in politics. >> reporter: romney's on a two-day bus tour in ohio. >> after four years of getting the runaround, what america needs is a turnaround. >> reporter: it's a tough state. ohio's unemployment rate is lower than the national average. in ohio, and seven other states today, the president releases another ad, slamming romney for dismissing the 47% of americans who don't pay taxes. romney's new ad will focus on struggling american families. >> ann romney made her debut appear's on "the tonight show with jay leno." and talking about the difference between mitt romney now versus two decades ago when the two first met. >> you guys have been married 42 years. you met in high school. >> met in high school. >> so, was it love at first sight? >> it was for me. we met at this
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Sep 27, 2012 3:00am PDT
impressive. ed said i see no connection between that mitt romney and this mitt romney. you've talked about the remarkable things he's done on wall street. what he did with bain capital, what a great american success story that is. and yet for you as well, there's a huge disconnect between that mitt romney and the mitt romney that we're seeing bumbling around on the campaign trail. it seems that while presidential elections elevate some like reagan and clinton, they diminish others like mitt romney. >> yeah, i think people like me who are fundamentally kind of technocrats and businesspeople look at what he did in massachusetts and say he got a lot of stuff done, worked with the rest of the government, et cetera, et cetera, got health care done, this is how government should function, but i think it's relatively obvious that what happened out on the campaign trail is that he was pushed into places, into corners, into positions that he may or may not actually believe in, but which portray him and create an image of him in a very, very different light. and so now we are left with this ki
FOX News
Sep 29, 2012 4:00am EDT
significant profit. >> when mitt romney was talking about harvesting and maximizing profits what he was really talking about is a technique of squeezing payrolls. >> bill: it is now out in the open capitalism versus socialism. the socialists are on president obama's side. lou dobbs and i will analyze. >> she should have resigned over that murder of the ambassador in libya because it was her fault that he didn't have adequate security. >> ben stein calling for secretary of state clinton to be fired over the libyan assassination. mr. stein will be here. >> he is against safety nets. if you fall, tough luck. that strongly suggests that you wake the [bleep] up. >> bill: also tonight gutfeld and mcguirk will analyze samuel l. jacuzzi's -- jackson's latest poem. >> we're all on his own if romney has his way. >> bill: you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. >> bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. capitalism vs. socialism. romney vs. obama that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. mother jones possibly one of fidel castro's
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Sep 25, 2012 6:00pm EDT
emigrate, they flee. and to me, it is unbelievable that now governor romney talks about immigrants with derogatory terms like "legals," yet he profited from the funding that actually cause much of the immigration to the u.s. from el salvador. >> mitt romney talks about people should self the port. >> i think ross south america, nicaragua, el salvador, honduras, has always been a small elite that has benefited from bain a group basically facilitating the exploitation of their own countries by american businesses. i think that romney was so closely tied to some of the salvadoran compradors that is really astounding in terms of his stance on immigration. and in the film, they have one of the most powerful portions of the film where it is the testimony of one of the salvadoran torture victims who became an immigrant or refugee here in the united states. she talks in vivid terms about the kinds of torture that she went through and somehow managed to survive. i think that romney got his start in bain through his investment by some of these salvadorian elites is really telling in itself.
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Sep 27, 2012 8:00pm PDT
angles, doesn't he? so mitt romney, the presidential candidate, who now talks tough on china and says that president obama isn't tough on china, what do you think he did with all that information? well, on april 17th, 1998, just 9 days after the document was released, brookside incorporated, an affiliate of bain capital, acquired about 6% of global tech. mitt romney was listed as the sole shareholder, sole director, president and ceo of brookside incorporated. mitt romney chose to pay less taxes and exploit workers all for a profit. middle classers, you nervous tonight? you ought to be. tonight in our survey, i asked, can the president sustain his momentum for 40 days? 99% of you say yes. 1% of you say no. >>> coming up, george w. bush is back. this time he's going to be dancing up a storm in the cayman islands. you won't believe the stunt he's pulling only five days before the election. we'll bring you the details next. [ male announcer ] the 2013 smart comes with 8 airbags, a crash management system and the world's only tridion safety cell which can withstand over three and a half t
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Sep 27, 2012 5:00pm PDT
company's 25th anniversary. and includes footage from 1985 of romney talking about bain capital, the spinoff corporation he founded. at the time, bain capital was relatively new and romney explains the company mission. >> bain capital is an investment partnership which was formed to invest in startup companies and ongoing companies. then to take an active hand in managing them and hopefully five to eight years later to harvest them at a significant profit. the fund was formed on september 30th of last year. it's been about ten months then. it was formed with $37 million in invested cash. >> editing of the video was done prior to "mother jones" obtaining it but the key phrase in the videotape is this. harvest them at a significant profit. now, this may be no big deal to private equity firms, but let's be very clear. romney basically is describing an economic model firmly rejected by the middle class of this country, because they are the ones who suffer. the people that lose their jobs to see them go overseas. that's an economic model. which throws workers to the wolves. romney has bee
CNN
Sep 26, 2012 1:00pm EDT
very briefly with a senior romney advisor, and they're already talking about debate expectations for next week and kevin, who is a senior romney advisor, described the president as cy young, one of the great all-time pitchers in baseball. you can't really set expectations higher than that for your opponent, suzanne. >> we know that president obama actually won ohio 51-47%. why are they actually thinking that they've got some wiggle room here, that they've got some influence? what do they think they can do in the weeks ahead? >> they're going to hit this economic message as much as possible. we heard mitt romney talking about that earlier this morning. these polls that have come out do show that he still has an advantage over the president when it comes to who it best managed the debt and the deficit, who would cut the deficit, and so we heard mitt romney saying earlier this morning that the national debt stands at $16 trillion. right now if president obama gets four more years, he predicted the national debt would skyrocket to $20 trillion. he is putting that message out there. i had
CNN
Sep 28, 2012 1:00pm EDT
did sort of strike some military themes here at valley forge, talking about mitt romney, of course. he is trying to make the case that the best defense is a better economy tying national security to the economy, but one very interesting thing that happened here, suzanne, mitt romney at the very end of this speech here said he is going to win pennsylvania. he said that earlier. he said it again he is going to win pennsylvania. the polls -- our latest cnn poll of polls shows mitt romney down by ten points here. it would be a very tough uphill climb for him to win this state. >> right. >> i think it's in the romney campaign's interest to expand the map, and i think that's what they're trying to do. >> john mccain didn't win pennsylvania the last go round either. did they change in any significant way when they look at the demographics and they get some sort of optimism or confidence from that? >> well, you know, pat toomey, the pennsylvania senate republican announced mitt romney. he was able to win the state, and even though he had some fairly conservative tea party credentials, he w
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Sep 30, 2012 10:00am EDT
detroit and a bunch of other places. it would be nice to hear mitt romney talk about how he helps the wealthy and middle class. what's his plan to get people out of poverty. >> this is the story behind the numbers. you can have unemployment and still have poverty because of the nature of wage stagnation. you were saying in the break that you thought the october surprise happened in september. >> we decided. >> because of early voting, as you talked about, the october surprise actually has already happened. it happened in september and it was that 47% video where you had mitt romney unplugged, unfiltered in a nice cocoon with his upper 1% friends or disparaging, belittling the 47% and not just saying they're not going to vote for me. but saying i can't do anything for them. they don't want to take responsibility for their lives. that's unbelievably damaging. for there to be a summit on poverty, cgi to have mitt romney talk about that. people would sit back -- >> that feels like that would be rich in the debate. >> that is the other key part of it. same comparison to the 2008 gaffe of c
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Oct 3, 2012 7:00am PDT
the middle class to talk about it. >> should mitt romney talk about that tonight or does he not go for the as we just heard major say, sort of responding to the video clip of the day? >> i agree with dan rather and major garrett were saying. the way and the manner in which you do this, you can disagree, but you don't want to be disagreeable. there's a real difference and a fine line there, but clearly, mitt romney is running because the prescription that president obama and joe biden have put forward over the last four years is failing this country and mitt romney will then articulate what he wants to do for the country moving forward. this one's focused totally on domestic policy. that will give the voters a great opportunity to see what the democratic line going back to bush and all that is simply not true. that is not what mitt romney is advocating. absolutely not. >> it is a domestic debate, although some people have indicated that part of romney's game plan may be to talk about the president's handling of the attack in libya that killed chris stevens as part of a larger narrat
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Sep 25, 2012 4:00am EDT
, this isn't a pro-romney talking points. this is a fair talking points. memo to the media you might want to try it and that's my memo. now for the top story tonight. reaction. joining us from reaction. fox news analyst mary katharine ham and juan williams. juan, are you getting the page that i gave to president obama that if you raise the cap gains tax, you raise it up to the high 20's where the president wants it. fewer people, people like me, are going to invest in the stock market, companies will get less money in investment, that means there will be fewer jobs. are we understanding that, juan. >> i think history tells us a different story. i think the cap gains rate was higher during the 1990s and people were investing and making lots of money. in fact, we didn't have even have a deficit. >> ill. >> bill: bill then when when we ran into trouble president bush lowered the cap gains and then we got out of trouble because more money came in. and led to the highest amount of federal tax revenue in history, juan. >> did we get out of trouble? >> bill: no, no. no. because we had the w
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Sep 28, 2012 12:00am PDT
equity and it's certainly not the centerpiece of bain capital. when mitt romney was talking art about harvesting and maximizing profits, what he was talking about was a technique of squeezing payrolls. payrolls are 70% of the cost structure of most companies. the's easeiest way is to squeeze payrolls, get rid of people, cut benefits, to even cut wages. that is too often exactly what private equity managers do. because you see, they're not out for the long term. they're not out for the 20 or 25 years, the new products, the new possibilities. they are out to, in the short term, maximize profits for themselves and for their investors. >> so the connection here is, i believe, personally, that if mitt romney were to be president of the united states, he would support and advocate legislation that it would make it easier for corporations to do just this, outsource the jobs and he wants to have, you know, right-to-work in every state in america. he's been very clear on that. what does this say to the middle class? not to be fear mongering, but what would this do to the middle class in
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Sep 28, 2012 5:00am EDT
economy begins with a strong and thriving middle class. >> reporter: while mitt romney talked with veterans about looming cuts to the military in the northern part of the state. >> 136,000 jobs will be lost in virginia as a result of this move. >> reporter: the candidates will spend time this weekend preparing for next week's debate ahead of the faceoff in denver both campaigns seem to be trying to lower expectations. >> we are looking forward to the debates as you know, and there have been difficulties. you have to give the president some credit for the campaign they're running. >> reporter: romney's staff issued a talking points memo telling surrogates to point out how well president obama has done in past debates. >> as president i'm going to have to make some tough decisions. >> reporter: the obama campaign issued a statement pointing out the president hasn't debated since 2008. >> 10,000 bucks? >> reporter: while governor romney got some practice in during the primaries. obama campaign spokesman says the worst-case scenario is if the president falls off the stage. susan mcginn
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